Here’s how to protect your skin without any added toxins
SPF is the most crucial part of your daily skincare routine—not only to block harmful UVA and UVB rays, but also to combat hyper-pigmentation, signs of early aging, premature wrinkles, plus more. Chemical formulas tend to contain ingredients that can cause hormonal disruption, skin irritation, as well as damage the environment—which is why we recommend opting for clean sunscreens that are mineral-based. To add to the list of benefits, these top products will leave your skin feeling nourished, healthy and won’t leave behind any icky residue post-application.
Browse through for our favourite clean sunscreens for summer 2022…
1. ShadeDrops Mineral Milk Sunscreen by Summer Fridays
Summer FridaysWith zinc oxide, vitamin E, soothing chamomile and hydrating squalane, this SPF 30 by Summer Fridays delivers strong protection against the sun and leaves you with a dewy glow, which is always lovely for the summertime. We love that it's a lightweight formula and seamlessly blends into the skin with a natural finish. This one is safe for all skin types and reef-safe as well.
2. Juice Beauty Sport Sunscreen
Juice BeautyWater-resistant for up to 80 minutes, Juice Beauty’s mineral SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen is the perfect option if you are planning on getting in the water and being active in the sun. It’s formulated with all-organic ingredients, such as coconut oil, jojoba oil and aloe vera, which both cool and calm the skin—two very important things post-sun exposure. Not to mention, this formula is 100 percent reef-safe and contains no artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. It's safe for all skin types and ages.
3. Natural Hydrating Sunscreen by Grown Alchemist
Grown AlchemistSimple and effective, Australian brand Grown Alchemist’s clean sunscreen is infused with nearly 20 percent zinc oxide, as well as rosehip and vitamin C, which delivers a radiant complexion and combats anti-aging. It’s a lightweight, vegan, invisible formula that is also 100 percent reef-safe.
4. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen
SupergoopSupergoop’s top-rated sunscreen is completely invisible, weightless, fragrance-free, and is packed with natural goodies such as red algae, frankincense, and meadowfoam seed, which works to even out the skin's texture. This gel-like formula also offers protection against blue light and works as an excellent primer underneath makeup.
5. Self Reflect Rose Sunscreen by Kinship
KinshipKinship’s Self Reflect Rose sunscreen has become a cult favourite—and for good reason. This zinc oxide SPF 32 is reef-safe and it includes ingredients such as turmeric oil and licorice root extract, which brightens the skin, along with rose extracts that help heal and soothe breakouts. If you are prone to blemishes, then this is the sunscreen for you.
6. Mara Sea Kale Sunscreen Sérum
MaraLightweight and hydrating, this algae and zinc formula delivers strong protection against UV damage and provides hours of lasting hydration, thanks to ingredients such as blue sea kale, moringa and raspberry seed oil. Plus, the velvety-textured serum gives your face and neck a dewy finish. If redness and uneven texture is a concern, this product will give you fabulous results.
7. Squalane + Zinc Mineral Sunscreen by Biossance
BiossanceUltra-hydrating squalane is the signature ingredient in this powerful zinc mineral sunscreen that also features water lily, which helps to calm the skin following sun and heat exposure. Like all of Biossance’s products, this formula is safe for even the most sensitive skin types and allergies. It’s super sheer, non-greas, and contains no added artificial fragrances.